financier

[fin-uhn-seer, fahy-nuhn-; British fi-nan-see-er]
noun
1.
a person skilled or engaged in managing large financial operations, whether public or corporate.
verb (used with object)
2.
to finance.
verb (used without object)
3.
to act as a financier.

Origin:
1610–20; < French; see finance, -ier2

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financier (fɪˈnænsɪə, faɪ-)
 
n
a person who is engaged or skilled in large-scale financial operations

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Word Origin & History

financier
1610s, from Fr. financier, agent noun (see finance). Originally of French tax farmers; sense of "capitalist" is first recorded 1867.
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Example sentences
Dazzle your potential financier with a demonstration of your project, then
  pounce before the glow fades.
Phil is the charming spokesperson, not the director, producer and financier.
He has been as successful as a social entrepreneur as he has been as a
  financier.
Discussion of a looming civil complaint against the financier.
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